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Introduction ...

Below are places that are close (or relative) to Comer.

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Around Comer ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Huntsville. It is located about 47 miles [75 km] to the east of Comer. Huntsville has a population of 191,000 people.<1>

The next largest community is Johnson Ford (TN). It is located about 48 miles [77 km] to the northwest of Comer and has a population of 65,800 people.

The following large communities are also in the area. Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance from Comer and not the distance if driven.<2>

Community   2015
Population
DirectionDistance
Athens   [Map]   24,966   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
Decatur   [Map]   55,437   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
Florence   [Map]   40,026   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
Hartselle   [Map]   14,493   SE   42 miles [67.6 km]
Madison   [Map]   46,962   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
Muscle Shoals   [Map]   13,706   SW   18 miles [29 km]
Russellville   [Map]   9,847   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
Sheffield   [Map]   9,108   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
Tuscumbia   [Map]   8,474   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
Ashland Ford (TN)   [Map]   ---   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
Jonesboro (TN) - Historic   [Map]   ---   N   42 miles [67.6 km]
Liberty Grove (TN)   [Map]   ---   N   7 miles [11.3 km]
New Prospect (TN)   [Map]   ---   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
Powell Chapel (TN)   [Map]   ---   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
Swift (TN)   [Map]   ---   NW   50 miles [80.5 km]

Below is a sample of neighboring communities:

Community   2015
Population
DirectionDistance
Anderson   [Map]   278   E   7 miles [11.3 km]
Arnot   [Map]   ---   W   9 miles [14.5 km]
Beach Grove   [Map]   ---   SW   6 miles [9.7 km]
Bethel   [Map]   ---   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
Cedar Hill   [Map]   ---   SE   6 miles [9.7 km]
Elgin   [Map]   ---   S   5 miles [8 km]
Ford City   [Map]   ---   SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
Green Hill   [Map]   ---   NW   6 miles [9.7 km]
Killen   [Map]   982   SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
Lexington   [Map]   723   NE   3 miles [4.8 km]
Rogersville   [Map]   1,231   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
Wheeler Dam Village   [Map]   ---   S   9 miles [14.5 km]
Loretto (TN)   [Map]   ---   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
Rascal Town (TN)   [Map]   ---   N   5 miles [8 km]
Saint Joseph (TN)   [Map]   ---   NW   8 miles [12.9 km]

For more communities neighboring Comer, please visit our County-by-County Page for Comer.

Lauderdale County ...

Comer is located in Lauderdale County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Lauderdale County: Colbert, Lawrence, Limestone, Tishomingo (MS), Giles (TN), Hardin (TN), Lawrence (TN) & Wayne (TN).

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a new section that have been added to our Genealogy Helper Page for Comer.

We have a list of several cemeteries that are in the area around Comer. Our list includes the location of each cemetery, with the ability to see an overhead view of the cemetery.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Comer. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.

Airports Near Comer ...

Of the airports that we know about, these are some of the closest to Comer.

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
Northwest Alabama Rgnl. (MSL/KMSL)   [Map]   MSL   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
Muscle Shoals Rgnl.   [Map]   ---   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
Lawrence Co. Airport   [Map]   9A4   S   18 miles [29 km]
Lawrenceburg Airport   [Map]   2M2   NNE   22 miles [35.4 km]
Abernathy Fld.   [Map]   GZS   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
Pryor Fld. Rgnl.(ICAO: KDCU)   [Map]   DCU   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]

When we're on the road, rather than always picking an airport that is close to our destination, we try to see if there might be another airport that would be a better fit to our travel plans.<5> To help with your planning, the following list of airports is organized by type and where they are relatively close to Comer.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Comer. You should check the map and see how accessible they are when considering one airport over another.

Large Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Nashville Intl. (BNA/KBNA)   [Map]   BNA   NNE   92 miles [148.1 km]
Birmingham Intl. (BHM/KBHM)   [Map]   BHM   SSE   101 miles [162.5 km]
Memphis Intl. (MEM/KMEM)   [Map]   MEM   W   145 miles [233.4 km]
Hartsfield - Jackson Intl. (ATL/KATL)   [Map]   ATL   ESE   191 miles [307.4 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Northwest Alabama Rgnl. (MSL/KMSL)   [Map]   MSL   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
Huntsville Intl. (HSV/KHSV)   [Map]   HSV   ESE   41 miles [66 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Muscle Shoals Rgnl.   [Map]   ---   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
Lawrence Co. Airport   [Map]   9A4   S   18 miles [29 km]
Lawrenceburg Airport   [Map]   2M2   NNE   22 miles [35.4 km]
Abernathy Fld.   [Map]   GZS   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
Pryor Fld. Rgnl.(ICAO: KDCU)   [Map]   DCU   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
Russellville Muni.   [Map]   M22   SSW   37 miles [59.5 km]

Additional Airport Information

For each of the airports listed below, we've linked to websites where detailed information about the airport can be found.

Nashville Intl.   (BNA/KBNA)   [Map]
        Website for Nashville International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Birmingham Intl.   (BHM/KBHM)   [Map]
        Website for Birmingham - Shuttlesworth International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Pryor Fld. Rgnl.   (ICAO: KDCU)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Maury Co. Airport   (ICAO: KMRC)   [Map]
        Website for Maury County Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Posey Fld.   (ICAO: K1M4)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Memphis Intl.   (MEM/KMEM)   [Map]
        Website for Memphis International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Fayetteville Muni.   (ICAO: KFYM)   [Map]
        Website for Fayetteville Municipal Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Savannah - Hardin Co. Airport   (ICAO: KSNH)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Ellington Airport   (ICAO: KLUG)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Hartsfield - Jackson Intl.   (ATL/KATL)   [Map]
        Website for Hartsfield - Jackson Atlanta International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
McGhee Tyson Airport   (TYS/KTYS)   [Map]
        Website for McGhee Tyson Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Northwest Alabama Rgnl.   (MSL/KMSL)   [Map]
        Website for Northwest Alabama Regional Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Huntsville Intl.   (HSV/KHSV)   [Map]
        Website for Huntsville International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
John C. Tune Airport   (ICAO: KJWN)   [Map]
        Website for John C. Tune Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Tuscaloosa Rgnl.   (TCL/KTCL)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 

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Footnotes ...

<1>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Comer.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance that begins in Comer. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Comer) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Comer. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.9293, Longitude: -87.4047     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Comer have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<3>The IATA and ICAO are organizations that, amongst other functions, provide identifying codes for airports. The International Air Transport Association (IATA) is an airline trade organization. The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) is an agency of the United Nations. Although the codes are similar, be careful not to confuse them.

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<4>On an airport-by-airport basis, an NFDC report typically includes a description of airport operations, contacts, the runway(s), and radio, navigation & weather frequencies. The National Flight Data Center (NFDC) is operated by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) with the purpose of collecting, validating and disseminating information about airports.

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<5>When we are planning a trip (for example, to Comer), we usually look for the obvious: the choice of airlines that fly into the airport, the number of flights, the connections we have to make, which car rentals are available, etc. We also look for sights and attractions that we might find between any given airport and our destination - we do love exploring. We're willing to fly into a more distant airport if we can get the services and amenities that we like. Even though our choice of airport might be inconvenient to others, it usually gives us a better trip.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Comer.



 
 
 

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